Tuition for master's degree and PhD students in scholastic residence enrolled full time in the program during the 2016–17 academic year is $45,630, an obligation that can be met through scholarships and fellowships as well as traditional financial aid. At Harris Public Policy, we are committed to helping you finance your degree. 

An estimate of expenses a student will incur during the course of the school year (based on a nine-month budget) appears below. Tuition is subject to an estimated 3 to 5 percent increase from year to year. 

Tuition $45,630
Student Life Fee $1,128
One-Time Transcript Fee* $60
University of Chicago Student Health Insurance (basic, student only) $3,615
Room and Board (estimated) $14,000
Personal Expenses (estimated) $3,000
Books and Supplies (estimated) $2,000
Transportation (estimated) $1,785
Total (estimated) $70,816

Please note, the estimated amount reflects academic year costs only and reflects typical, full-time enrollment. Tuition costs for master’s degree students vary based on the number of courses enrolled in each term. For additional information about tuition costs by course, see the University of Chicago Office of the Bursar.

For international students applying for a visa, the Office of International Affairs requires proof of funds to support summer living costs in the United States for programs lasting more than nine months. Total estimated costs for the full year are approximately $76,000.

*The one-time transcript fee for entering students covers the cost for unlimited requests of transcripts for students/alumni.